Titel: Art of States from the Shi Jing – A New Trilingual Translation of the World’s Oldest Collection of Lyric Poetry - 詩經國風
Author / Editor: 賈福相 Jia Fuxiang
ISBN: 978-957-445-239-2, 9789574452392
Series: 世界詩選 Shijie shixuan 5
Publisher: Bookman Books - 書林出版有限公司
Language: bilingual Chinese-English
Date of Publication: 2008.05
Number of pages: 369
Dimensions: 21.5 x 15.5 cm
These translations from Classical into modern Chinese and English by Fu-Shiang Chia of the160”Arts of the States” from the Shi Jing represent the first new,complete version to appear in English in well over half a century. The collection is the oldest extant book of lyric poetry in world literature – parts dating back 3,000 years. It gathers the most ancient written lyric poems in the entire human patrimony, and stands as the headwaters, the fountainhead of all known literary culture.
Fu-Shiang Chia makes these poem once again contemporary, while preserving hints of their antiquity. His language is as lexically accurate as possible, and plain without being
Spare or un-poetic. The poems have been made companionable for a 21st century audience, without sacrificing either their exotic foreignness or their careful specificity.
賈福相將這些詩片帶入當代的同時，又能保存古味。他在用字遣詞上的求精準，樸實又不失豐富與詩味。其譯作是為二十一世紀讀者量身打造，親切自然之於，又保存原詩異文化之特質與個性。---- 史蒂芬．亞諾爾 (加拿大亞伯達大學榮譽教授、比較文學暨電影研究系前系主任)